our team

Kyle Walters

Lead  Pastor

Kyle has been serving in ministry leadership for seventeen years.  Prior to leading Mission Trails, he served with a mobilization organization focused on equipping college students for service around the world.  Kyle began serving as pastor at Mission Trails in January 2010.  He and his wife, Carly, were married in 2006, have four kids (elementary thru Middle School) and enjoy living in the San Carlos neighborhood of San Diego.  His passions are in the areas of helping people and families see that Jesus + Nothing = Everything. 

Dominic Parry

Associate Pastor & Worship Director

Dominic joined the Mission Trails Church family in Fall 2017 as Associate Pastor & Worship Director, leaving a career in finance to follow God’s calling and promote the Gospel. Serving in different ministry leadership roles for 16 years, Dominic brings an energetic, driven and strategic personality to his pastoral leadership. He helps oversee and serve our Volunteer Ministry Teams, Growth Groups and church Worship Experience. He is passionate about helping people connect with God personally, grow spiritually and discover their God designed purpose in life.

Jesse Beason

Youth Ministries Director

Jesse has been serving in ministry for 12 years, 5 of them as a Youth Director. Prior to joining the team at Mission Trails Church, he was youth director at churches in Lakeside and Temecula. Jesse’s main focus is developing strong leaders, and helping them find their identity in Christ. Jesse has been married for 6 years, and he and his wife Klair have 3 little girls. His passions are in the areas of continuous spiritual and personal growth, serving the community, equipping youth, and surfing. He is also involved with FCA, and Christian clubs on different schools around San Diego.

Linsi Clain

Kids Ministry Director

Linsi gave her life to Jesus in 1998. She is a Calvary Chapel Bible College graduate and served as a missionary at a small orphanage in the Philippines. It was there she discovered her passion for sharing the gospel with children of every background. When she is not serving at the church, she works as a Special Education Technician and is very active in the special needs community. Her greatest desire is that every child entering our church would be accepted, welcomed, and encounter the transforming love of Jesus.

Donna Grandi


Donna and her husband live in El Cajon. Besides her work here at Mission Trails Church, she is a certified Doula, a childbirth educator, and a TCK (Third Culture Kid) specialist serving kids whose parents minister in other countries. Donna and her husband Scott have two adult sons, two daughters-in-law, and one grandson.

Scott Grandi

Local Outreach Director

Scott enjoys helping the people of Mission Trails Church serve their community in practical, loving ways.  After living in Taiwan for 25 years, Scott is now the Asia Director for a small international service organization that sends medical, agricultural, educational, and business people internationally to restore hope by meeting needs and transforming lives. 

Nate Aquino


Nate joined the staff in 2020 and is an amazing addition to the team. His “can-do" attitude, drive, energy and upbeat enthusiasm help keep the church campus in shipshape condition.
He is a San Diego native and loves exploring new restaurants, great food and cultural experiences with his wife, Victoria. They decided to call Mission Trails Church home after experiencing a welcoming atmosphere and tight-knit community.